Commissioned Portrait of Xinlara (AKA Cyclone When He Was Alive)

Commissioned Portrait of Xinlara (AKA Cyclone When He Was Alive)

Commission #5 from Reiesu, a long time coming one that was initiated last June. I had been thinking of doing Balon Zfnoctewoohi for this or King Fla’neiel…of course, those I eventually did commission after figuring this out. For Reiesu’s next commission, I had an even better idea: Xinlara. Xinlara, as in, Cyclone’s Vacore name, as in Cyclone when he was alive and young. It seemed so provocative and daring to do Xinlara. Like…doing something forbidden. I don’t know, it’s about...

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🗓 06 Jan 2021
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Commissioned Art of Lana Zfhi!

Commissioned Art of Lana Zfhi!

There should be no surprises here. It started with Balon, it proceeded with Rayacha Chajaran, and now we are here with Lana Zfhi. I commissioned Erika Hollice, of course, to finish the ‘set’ and to bring Lana Zfhi to artistic life. I had a somewhat strong image going in of what this picture of Lana Zfhi would look like: Background was to be spider legs coming out from behind her Wooden fooring (like the Cathedral) Dress was a simple pale...

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🗓 19 Dec 2020
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Commissioned Art of Rayacha Chajaran!

Commissioned Art of Rayacha Chajaran!

Since the Balon Zfnoctewoohi commission with Erika Hollice went so well, I decided to have Erika continue with Balon’s family. Specifically, Rayacha Chajaran and Lana Zfhi. In my mind, all three together would show the evolution of their sentiments: Rayacha closed, Lana reaching out but caged, and Balon open and ready. Instead of doing Lana Zfhi next, I decided on Rayacha Chajaran for a variety of personal reasons. I had a really good concept art of her to provide in...

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🗓 21 Nov 2020
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Commissioned Art of King Fla'neiel!

Commissioned Art of King Fla'neiel!

I went outside my comfort zone with this art commission! I wanted to try something a bit more cartoon-y compared to the other more moodier artwork I’ve had commissioned. And I really wanted to get King or one of the more armored/alien characters done. So I commissioned Malgamma for King Fla’neiel (after some back and forth of figuring that out, haha)! The Process It was pretty easy and straightforward, as I had a great deal of references for King in...

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🗓 01 Nov 2020
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Commissioned Art of Balon Zfnoctewoohi!

Commissioned Art of Balon Zfnoctewoohi!

I commissioned a new artist to do Balon Zfnoctewoohi. Balon is thus the first of the Trinity and the One to be commissioned! The artist’s name is Erika Hollice and I found her through ArtStation. I liked the colors and expressiveness of her artwork and felt like she could do a very compelling Balon. Balon in full! This is the first full body commission I’ve done, which introduced new questions: what do her legs look like? Her tail? And…the pose!...

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🗓 14 Oct 2020
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Commissioned Portrait of Hades, God of the Ambiguously Defined Underworld!

Commissioned Portrait of Hades, God of the Ambiguously Defined Underworld!

Hades is the fourth commission I’ve done and the fifth character to be done by Reiesu. Hades was the natural next choice. In a way, Hades was probably the easiest to articulate for me. I had a strong reference and idea for pose. Which was like how I was for the Humans too, actually…is that a coincidence? I think not! Well, anyway, the results, in the end, were awesome! First WIP Hades by Reiesu WIP Great start to Hades! It...

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🗓 17 Jun 2020
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Commissioned Portrait of Ramulein!

Commissioned Portrait of Ramulein!

After commissioning Reiesu for Marcus and Jessica and Nefertiti, the next character was High Chancellor Ramulein. This one was the hardest yet. I had/have a very, very fuzzy view of him. I knew…general things about what he looked like. Very general. Mostly the physical qualities of Sacon. Not…much else. For that reason and others, this was the longest back and forth. My…‘Resources’ So, before we get into WIPs, let’s talk about some of the resources I provided Reiesu. Beyond the...

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🗓 08 May 2020
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Commissioned Portrait of Nefertiti Magayak!

Commissioned Portrait of Nefertiti Magayak!

Since the commission of Marcus and Jessica went so well, I did another commission with the artist Reiesu. This character choice was none other than Princess Nefertiti Magayak of Magaya. I commissioned a portrait of her plus a colored background (flames!). This commission process was fundamentally different than with Marcus and Jessica’s commission because I had actually drawn Nefertiti a few times in the recent and long ago past…very few times. But I had more of an idea of what...

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🗓 26 Mar 2020
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Commissioned Artwork of Marcus and Jessica!

Commissioned Artwork of Marcus and Jessica!

So I finally decided to cross this bridge. As in, commissioning artwork by someone who can actually…do art. Not at all like my amateur attempts. My search for willing and able artists took me to Tumblr. I used searches such as ‘commissions open’ to find artists who were available and with styles that I thought could fit the world. I narrowed down the list and eventually reached out to Reiesu. Reiesu’s style was very distinct and I think captures the...

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🗓 12 Mar 2020
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